Health Management and Policy Courses

HMP517: Issues in Public Health Genetics

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Modell, Stephen
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: EPID 515 or Perm Instr
  • Description: This course focuses on ethical, legal, and social issues and analysis arising from the increasing application of genetic technologies to the health of individuals and populations. The four course segments cover the technical and social background of population-based genetic interventions, decision making criteria used in assessing the feasibility of proposed genetic screening programs and gene therapy trials, policy frameworks, such as cost-effectiveness analysis and ethical reasoning, which can aid in the selection and design of genetic programs and policies, and the deliberative processes decision making bodies can use in resolving differing interests as policy is developed and adopted. Each segment involves didactic presentations and class exercises in which students will grapple with current and anticipated publicized dilemmas. The segments collectively are linked by examples common to each portion of the course.
  • Syllabus for HMP517

HMP540: Legal Rules and Ethical Issues for Clinical Research

  • Graduate level
  • term(s)
  • 2-3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Goold, Susan Goldman, Edward
  • Prerequisites: Enrollment in OJOC/CRDSA Program
  • Description: The course is organized in two parts: Part I studies the history of research regulations, requirements for ethical research, informed consent, institutional review boards, protection of special at-risk populations, deception in research, and future directions of regulations on research. Each participant presents a research design and the class analyzes its legal aspects. Part II focuses on ethical issues in clinical research.
  • Syllabus for HMP540
Concentration Competencies that HMP540 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
BIOSTAT Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis MS Address ethical and cost-utility issues in clinical research, including the psychosocial aspects of data sciences and the need to ensure validity of the data and analyses HMP542, HBEHED531, HMP540

HMP553: DATA MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Mendez, David
  • Last offered Winter, 2018
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course introduces the students to the use of spreadsheets and relational databases for decision-making. It covers data manipulation and analysis, formatting and charting using Microsoft Excel; as well as design and implementation of, and data retrieval from, small-to-medium relational database systems using Microsoft Access.
  • Syllabus for HMP553

HMP565: Spreadsheet Modeling

  • Graduate level
  • term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Mendez, David
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This course introduces the students to the use of spreadsheets for decision-making. It covers data manipulation and analysis, formating and charting using Microsoft Excel.

HMP600: The Health Services System I

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Dotson, Ebbin Anthony, Denise
  • Prerequisites: Enrollment in HMP or Perm Instr
  • Description: First part of two-course sequence focusing on major issues in the organization of a health services system: role of values; assessment of health status; analysis of need, access and use of services; current supply and distribution of health resources; analysis of health care costs and expenditures. Students enrolling in HMP 600 are expected to also complete HMP 601.
  • Syllabus for HMP600

HMP601: Healthcare Quality, Performance Measurement and Improvement

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Ryan, Andrew
  • Offered every year
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600
  • Description: HMP 601, building on the material in HMP 600, focuses on: the definition and assessment of quality of care; control of quality and costs of care through market-oriented strategies, professional self-regulation, intra-organizational process improvement approaches, third-party strategies, and government regulation; and system reform.

HMP603: Organization and Management of Healthcare Systems

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 2-3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Rubyan, Michael
  • Offered every year
  • Prerequisites: HMP Masters Standing or Perm Instr
  • This course is Both Residential and Online MPH
  • Description: Focuses on servant and transformational leadership from the perspective of buyers, insurers, policy makers and leaders of nonprofit health organizations to understand how to deliver high quality, cost effective health care and reach and implement decisions about future activities and the best managerial practices for non-profit advocacy and community-based organizations.
Concentration Competencies that HMP603 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HMP MPH Develop strategies to continually improve the long-term success and viability of an organization, based on an analysis of the business, demographic, ethno-cultural, political, and regulatory implications of decisions HMP603, HMP604

HMP604: Organization and Management of Health Advocacy and Community-Based Non-profits

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: HMP Graduate Standing or PI
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course is one of two HMP courses that fulfills the organization theory/management degree requirement. These courses provide knowledge of the theories of organizations, the use of leadership, management processes, and organizational structures and outcomes. Specific topics include governance, strategic management and marketing, human resources management, and process improvement. Nonprofit advocacy and community-based organizations face unique challenges related to their mission and ownership, including a greater need to motivate employees through culture and to integrate volunteers into the workforce and to manage complex stakeholder relations within communities. All this must be done with scarce resources and frequently, small budgets and workforces. This course includes analysis of the goals, environmental conditions and organizational structures of nonprofit health organizations, including a variety of smaller (and largely, non-medical) community-based nonprofits. Examples of the best managerial practices for these types of organizations and of commonly known NGOs and other nonprofits are used throughout the course.
  • Syllabus for HMP604
Concentration Competencies that HMP604 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HMP MPH Develop strategies to continually improve the long-term success and viability of an organization, based on an analysis of the business, demographic, ethno-cultural, political, and regulatory implications of decisions HMP603, HMP604

HMP606: Managerial Accounting for Health Care Administrators

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Singh, Simone
  • Prerequisites: Intermediate microeconomics theory
  • Description: Concepts and techniques of managerial accounting for generalist health care administrators. Topics covered include full cost measurement, differential cost measurement and analysis, sources of revenue, price setting, budgeting and control, costs and decision-making fund accounting
  • Syllabus for HMP606

HMP607: Corporate Finance for Health Care Administrators

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): McCullough, Jeffrey
  • Prerequisites: HMP606
  • Description: Corporate finance theory and applications to health care organizations. Topics include the capital expenditure decision, the capital financing decision, financial feasibility, financial planning, cash management, and financial aspects of prepayment programs. The course makes extensive use of case studies.
  • Syllabus for HMP607

HMP608: Health Care Financial Accounting

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 1-2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Comstock, Matthew
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This course provides an overview of financial accounting for students interested in health care management and policy. It is designed to serve the needs of both students who have never had a course in financial accounting (for 2 credits) and students who have had an introductory course in financial accounting but without health care applications (for 1 credit).

HMP609: Special Topics in Corporate Finance

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Grazier, Kyle
  • Prerequisites: Financial accounting course or knowledge
  • Description: Introduction to finance ratios, forecasting methods, capital structure theory, and risk-return analysis. Case-based application of these concepts using several different approaches to valuing a business. Exercises to determine the value of the investment, analyze current financial conditions, and forecast performance based on different variables are utilized.

HMP610: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Hutton, David
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr
  • Description: HMP 610 focuses on the use of cost effectiveness analysis to inform decisions about improving health. The course also covers a number of related analytical tools such as cost benefit analysis, decision analysis, and sensitivity analysis. Students will learn theoretical justifications for these tools as well as their limitations. The main goal is for students to understand when cost effectiveness analysis and related tools are appropriate and how to apply them in practice to a broad range of health issues.
  • Syllabus for HMP610
Concentration Competencies that HMP610 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HMP MPH Utilize Cost-Benefit / Cost-Effectiveness analysis framework along with decision analysis tools to evaluate the relative value of the outcomes from public health and healthcare interventions HMP610

HMP611: Population Health Informatics

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Dombkowski, Kevin
  • Prerequisites: HMP 668 / SI 542 / BIOINF 668 Introduction to Health Informatics or permission of instructor.
  • Advisory Prerequisites: HMP 668 / SI 542 / BIOINF 668 Introduction to Health Informatics or permission of instructor.
  • Description: This course explores the foundations of population health informatics, including information architecture; data standards and confidentiality as they pertain to population health management. This course examines key concepts related to registries, electronic health records, epidemiological databases, biosurveillance, health promotion, and quality reporting in population health management.
  • This course is cross-listed with SI611.

HMP615: Introduction to Public Health Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Jarman, Holly Greer, Scott
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Introduction to the PH systems and policy issues PH practitioners face. Overview of public health policy interventions, theoretical motivations, influence of the political, bureaucratic, and social environments in which policy decisions are made, and population health consequences of such decisions.
  • Syllabus for HMP615

HMP617: US Food Policy and Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Wolfson, Julia
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course uses the social ecological framework as a vehicle to explore the different factors that influence the way we eat. We will examine different policy and public health approaches to address problems stemming from the modern US food system within the context of the social/cultural factors that surround food.
  • Syllabus for HMP617

HMP619: Health and the Public Policy Process

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Jarman, Holly
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: HMP615
  • Description: This course analyzes the US policy process in relation to US healthcare and public health systems. We explore how conditions within society are framed as problems, how problems are placed on political agendas, how problems get matched with potential solutions, and pay attention to the challenges of implementation and evaluation.
  • Learning Objectives: Upon completing the class, students will be able to understand the public policy process as it relates to US healthcare and public health systems, and apply that understanding to: -Identify a range of policy alternatives in response to a perceived problem in the healthcare or public health system; -Evaluate policy alternatives using evidence; -Recommend actions based on the evaluation of policy alternatives, and; -Create strategies to communicate and promote a given policy alternative.

HMP620: Professional Development

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Killaly, Catherine
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This course is designed for HMP students to synthesize, integrate learning and to foster professional development and lifelong learning habits.
  • Syllabus for HMP620
Concentration Competencies that HMP620 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HMP MPH Build a professional network to cultivate the ability to work with others as future health managers and policy makers HMP620

HMP622: Qualitative Methods for Health Policy Research

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Jarman, Holly
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: During the course, students will gain experience in creating a research plan, conducting interviews, analyzing interview data, and presenting their qualitative findings to an audience.

HMP623: Principles and Practice of Preventive Medicine

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Power, Laura
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This course is intended to introduce preventive medicine residents and graduate students to the principles of preventive medicine and public health via a seminar approach.
  • This course is cross-listed with EPID 650.

HMP624: Health Policy Challenges in Developing Countries

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Maffioli, Elisa
  • Prerequisites: Graduate standing required.
  • Description: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and diarrheal disease are the four biggest contributors to the burden of disease in sub-Saharan Africa and represent a serious constraint on economic growth. They kill nearly 4 million African adults and children annually. Readings from the public health, economic and medical literature will focus on the main debates surrounding policy interventions to combat these diseases. The class will examine and evaluate the evidence on the nature of these diseases and the effectiveness of current interventions in Africa and other parts of the developing world. Through class discussion, small group exercises and writing assignments, students will hone their skills in policy and economic analysis. For the final project, students will develop policy recommendations for governments of developing countries on a global health issue of their choice.
  • Learning Objectives: At the completion of this course, students will be expected to: 1. Become familiar with sources of evidence on the effectiveness and appropriateness of policy interventions. 2. Be able to discern reliable sources of evidence and identify limitations of the evidence. 3. Develop skills in using economic concepts to support specific policy interventions. 4. Develop skills in determining appropriate health policy interventions. 5. Develop skills in articulating and advocating policy positions through written submissions and in-class discussion.

HMP625: COMPARATIVE HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT IN HIGH INCOME COUNTRIES

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Greer, Scott
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course is about the health policies and debates of the rich democracies. It should (1) furnish students with the basic language and toolkit of comparative health policy analysis and (2) introduce students to the comparative analysis of issues in health policy and management.
  • Syllabus for HMP625

HMP626: Race, Ethnicity, Culture and Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Creary, Melissa
  • Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
  • Description: This course is writing intensive and will critically examine aspects of health and policy reform from state and federal perspective. Taught primarily from a US perspective, topics with an international lens will be covered to explore domestic policy and international implications of policies and structures.

HMP627: Health and Populations

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Mehta, Neil
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: Many of the determinants of population health fall outside of the health care sector. This course integrates perspectives from sociology, demography, and economics to understand the major drivers of population health and the policies that improve population health. We will cover health disparities, immigration, aging, fertility, and population policies.
  • Syllabus for HMP627

HMP628: Data Analytics in Healthcare

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): McCullough, Jeffrey
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: A basic understanding of machine learning and 'R' would be useful
  • Description: This course will introduce students to machine learning and other big data analytic techniques. We will illustrate the strengths and limitations of these tools and their applications for policy and industry. Topics will include risk prediction, precision medicine, and population health. We will also discuss the legal and ethical issues.
  • Learning Objectives: 3. Explain the role of quantitative and qualitative methods and sciences in describing and assessing a population's health. 10. Explain the social, political and economic determinants of health and how they contribute to population health and health inequities.

HMP629: Employer-Provided Health Benefits

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Bechel-Marriott, Diane
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600 and 601 or 602
  • Description: This survey and applied policy analysis class will provide students with an understanding of dynamics and key trends in employer-provided health care benefits. In addition to an overview of the topic, three areas merit special focus. First, pharmaceutical design will be explored. Though increasing technological innovation has brought a continuous cycle of new products to market, the lack of comprehensive effectiveness studies makes it difficult to ascertain optimal benefit. Interesting voluntary efforts will be highlighted that may lay a cornerstone for greater value. A second issue covered will be retiree benefit design. An aging population, stricter financial reporting requirements, and increased costs have prompted new ways to manage post-retirement health obligations. Several models, including Health Reimbursement Arrangements, Voluntary Employee Benefit Associations, and access-only platforms will be discussed. Finally, the important role of employer and community coalitions in better aligning incentives among patients, providers and employers will be explored. The focus of this seminar style course is on developing the knowledge, skills and methods necessary to better interact with employer groups. In-class work will involve class lectures, discussions, readings, speakers, activities, and assignments.

HMP630: Business of Biology

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: None
  • This course is cross-listed with BA 518 in the Business Administration department.

HMP631: Health Insurance and Payment Systems

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Grazier, Kyle
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600, HMP 602, HMP 606, HMP 661 or Perm Instr
  • Description: This course examines the conceptual and management frameworks for financing health care services through insurance, contracting and managed care. It analyzes past and current research on the formulation of payment techniques and the impact of reimbursement methods on consumers, providers, payers and society.

HMP632: Managed Care Administration

  • Graduate level
  • term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Grazier, Kyle
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: None

HMP633: Health Insurance in America. How Did We Get Into This Mess? How Do We Get Out?

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Udow-Phillips, Marianne
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600
  • Description: This course explores the history, structure and likely future trends of health insurance in the U.S. The course includes policy analyses of health insurance related issues focusing on potential solution alternatives to political and practical problems. It provides in depth overview of basic features of private and public health insurance.
  • Syllabus for HMP633

HMP634: Current Issues in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industries

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): McCullough, Jeffrey
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Provide students with a deeper understanding of these key industries that play an outsize role within the healthcare systems of the US and several other countries, particularly the European markets, and the intersection of these industries with decision makers (eg, payers, HTA bodies).
  • Learning Objectives: Students will be able to talk knowledgably about these industries and the current issues at play and be able to demonstrate this understanding by selecting a relevant topic in which to become a subject matter expert (SME).

HMP636: Risk Management and Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s):
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Advisory Prerequisites: understanding of political process
  • Description: Modern societies are dealing with a growing array of risks, including environmental pollution, communicable diseases, new technologies, and complex financial systems. Students will learn how governments try to manage risks through policymaking. How do they protect citizens and maintain their legitimacy and credibility without unduly restricting freedoms or stifling innovation?
  • This course is cross-listed with PubPol 659.

HMP637: Pharmacoeconomics And Outcomes Research In Drug Development, Approval, And Reimbursement

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Shah, Manasee
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: HMP students who have taken the two course economic sequence (HMP 600 & 663)
  • Description: The purpose of this class is for public health students to understand the role pharmaceutical products play in the US healthcare system by gaining a deeper comprehension of the drug research, development, approval, and reimbursement processes with an emphasis on the role of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research data.

HMP638: MEASURING AND MONITORING POPULATION HEALTH

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Mehta, Neil
  • Prerequisites: .
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course is an introduction to the measurement and monitoring of population health. Fundamentals of measuring population health including the measurement of life expectancy, healthy life expectancy, infant and maternal mortality, fertility, reproductive, and contraceptive measures, and the population attributable risk fraction will be covered.

HMP639: Immigration and Health

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Mehta, Neil
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This seminar examines the inter-relationships among immigration, health, and society in high income countries. We will integrate perspectives from sociology, demography, and economics to understand the main forces shaping immigrant outcomes. Topics covered include migrant selection, assimilation, race/ethnic relations, socioeconomic integration, refugees, undocumented immigrants, and healthcare utilization.
  • Learning Objectives: Profession & Science of Public Health #4 List major causes and trends of morbidity and mortality in the US or other community relevant to the school or program Factors Related to Human Health #7 Explain the social, political and economic determinants of health and how they contribute to population health and health inequities #9 Explain behavioral and psychological factors that affect a population's health

HMP640: Program Evaluation in Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff Shih, Shu-Fang
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: grad status
  • Description: The Purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of evaluation and research as applied to public health programs, policies and other types of interventions. The course covers impact, outcomes, process and participatory evaluation, and a number of research designs common in public health evaluation research, Students will gain skills in framing evaluation questions. In addition, students will gain skills needed to understand and critique published evaluation literature, and skills in measurement/data collection strategies. Class format includes lecture, discussion articles, and small group exercises. For final project, students will design and write and evaluation plan in the format of a proposal for funding.

HMP643: Managing People in Health Organizations

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Lee, Shoou-Yih Daniel Dotson, Ebbin
  • Prerequisites: grad status
  • Description: This course provides the knowledge and skills for understanding and effectively managing individuals and groups within health care organizations. We consider a wide variety of motivations that draw individuals to their jobs and keep them productive. We also consider why organizations form small groups and the dynamics of these groups over time. Students learn techniques for persuasive communication and conflict management, develop strategies for dealing with interpersonal problems in an organizational setting, and processes for handling work teams. Common organizational problems that students solve include choosing the right person through the hiring process, evaluating employee performance, and negotiating contracts.
  • Syllabus for HMP643

HMP644: Strategic Planning and Marketing in Health Care

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Anthony, Denise
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600, HMP 601 or HMP 602 or PI
  • Description: Covers general concepts of strategic planning for business development and marketing as applied to health care settings. Topics include: assessing and understanding the needs of key customer groups; health consumer behavior; market segmentation and targeting; clinical staff needs and relations; forecasting service demand; new product development; product pricing and distribution; advertising and public relations; analysis of collaborative and competitive environments, and strategy formulation. Potential conflicts between an organization's business objectives and its participation with competitors in collaborative community benefit programs are also explored. In the 3 credit hour version of the course, extra emphasis is placed on experiential learning methodologies for developing health services strategic plans and the exploration of topics key to successful strategic positioning, business development, and marketing in the management of health care services.

HMP645: Seminar in Leadership for Changing American Healthcare

  • Graduate level
  • term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s):
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: completion of first year requirements for HMP MPH or MHSA, or permission of instructor
  • Description: This course will use four current, important topics on the national agenda to develop students' insights into how such topics evolve and are guided by professional managers and policy makers. Student teams will be formed around profession interests (e.g. provider management, insurance, government agencies). Each team will prepare two papers on each topic: (1) a background based on prior coursework and surveys of library and web resources, outlining the key issues, political positions of major stakeholders, technical issues, and actions proposed by others (2) a plan of action for a specific agency or organization, with agenda, timeline, types of participation, goals, and achievement issues. These papers will be submitted in writing for grading, and presented to classmates for discussion. A national leader concerned with the issue will join the seminar for the third session on each topic.
  • Syllabus for HMP645

HMP646: Leadership Development

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff Killaly, Catherine
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Reviews theoretical foundations and models of leadership. Fosters students' insight into their leadership potential, experiences, and skills. Uses self-assessment exercises, guest speakers, role-plays, and other activities to stimulate student learning. Students are expected to have developed their own comprehensive leadership and career development plan by the end of the course.

HMP648: Evaluation & Research Methods for Health informatics and Learning Systems

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff Friedman, Charles
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This course provides a foundational introduction to empirical methods, both quantitative and qualitative, that are applicable to health informatics and learning health systems, and that support both evaluation and research studies.
  • This course is cross-listed with HMP 648 in the LHS660/SI648 department.

HMP649: Critical Policy Issues in Health IT

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Friedman, Charles
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course uses a policy analysis lens to critically examine issues related to the use of IT in healthcare. It will examine key policies in three areas: clinical informatics, consumer informatics, and population health informatics. The primary focus will be on the U.S. but international approaches will also be discussed.
  • This course is cross-listed with SI654.

HMP652: Health Law

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600, 601
  • Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce public health students, especially those interested in health administration and management, to the legal issues they are likely to face in managing a health care organization. The goals of the course are for students to understand generally: the functions of and interaction between courts, legislatures, regulators; the role of the courts in health policy and health care delivery; how to recognize legal issues and communicate with attorneys; how law will affect students as strategic thinkers in health care positions; how to apply basic tort and contract principles; and how to apply basic corporate law and antitrust principles. Specific topics will vary, but will usually include: liability; health care institutions as corporations; antitrust; tax exemption; privacy and confidentiality; regulatory oversight of health care systems, including quality of care; legal requirements for access to health care; nondiscrimination; and general employment issues. This class can be taken as an elective or in fulfillment of the law/politics requirement.
  • Syllabus for HMP652

HMP653: Law and Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: The purposes of this course are to examine the legal context of the relationship between the individual and the community, and to understand public health regulation in the context of a market-driven system. The goals of the course are for students to understand generally: constitutional authority and limits on governmental intervention in public health (i.e., individual rights vs. society's rights); the functions of and interactions between courts, legislatures, and regulators; how law will affect students as strategic thinkers in public health positions; how to recognize legal issues and communicate with attorneys; and the process of public health regulation and potential legal barriers to public health intervention strategies. Specific topics will vary, but will usually include: the nature and scope of public health authority; constitutional constraints on public health initiatives; tobacco control; youth violence; injury prevention; the spread of communicable disease; and regulating environmental risk. This class can be taken as an elective, in fulfillment of the law/politics requirement, or as a BIC requirement.
  • Syllabus for HMP653
Concentration Competencies that HMP653 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HMP MPH Use legal reasoning as a tool for analysis, communication, strategy and planning HMP653

HMP654: Operations Research and Control Systems

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 2-3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Mendez, David Hutton, David
  • Prerequisites: Biostat 501 or Biostat 521 or equiv and Grad Status
  • This course is Both Residential and Online MPH
  • Description: Provides rational framework for decision making for both operating and control systems in the hospital environment. Emphasizes basic modeling techniques and examples of actual hospital applications. Aims at thorough understanding of concepts of total value analysis, objective function formation, and exception reporting. Students become familiar with operations research techniques of inventory modeling, queuing, computer simulation, PERT/CPM, mathematical programming, and quality control. Presentation emphasizes objectives, constraints, and required assumptions of each of these techniques as applied to specific hospital examples.
  • Syllabus for HMP654

HMP655: Decision Making Models in Health Care

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Mendez, David Hutton, David
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: HMP654
  • Description: Application of computer models for decision making in the health care sector. The students will be exposed to Monte Carlo Simulation, Process Simulation, Multiple Regression analysis, Discriminant Analysis, Project Management, Inventory Control, Integer Linear Programming, and Multi-Criteria Optimization. Use of computers and spreadsheet modeling will be emphasized throughout the class.
  • Syllabus for HMP655

HMP660: Economics of Health Management and Policy I

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Hirth, Richard
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course covers the principles of microeconomic theory and the fundamental concepts of the field of health economics. The purpose of the course is to give you experience analyzing health management and health policy issues using economic tools.
  • Syllabus for HMP660
Concentration Competencies that HMP660 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HMP MPH Describe how basic microeconomic theory explains the influence of incentives on consumer, provider, and payer behaviors, costs, and other outcomes HMP660

HMP662: The Economics of Health Management and Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Hirth, Richard
  • Prerequisites: Enrollment in the HMP Executive Masters program
  • Description: HMP 662 will introduce students to economic analysis through general microeconomic theory of consumer and producer behavior. This general theory will then be applied to a variety of health and health care topics, including health insurance, health behaviors, and markets for healthcare services.

HMP663: Introduction to Economic Evaluation using Cost-Effectiveness

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Maffioli, Elisa
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600 and HMP 660
  • Description: Survey course using cost-effectiveness tools to inform decisions about improving health. Analytical tools such as cost benefit analysis, decision analysis, and sensitivity analysis are utilized. Students will learn theoretical justifications for these tools as well as their limitations.

HMP667: Advanced Seminar in Health Care Financial Management

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Grazier, Kyle
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: HMP Student or Perm of Instr. and HMP 607
  • Description: This course builds on the language, theories and methods of finance and accounting through the study of financial transactions involving health care and other industries. Topics include financing alternatives, valuations, financial forecasting, risk management, entreprenuership and sustainable growth. Among the transactions studied are corporate lending, venture capital acquisition, and public offerings. Cases, readings, lectures.

HMP668: Introduction to Health Informatics

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Friedman, Charles
  • Prerequisites: Graduate status
  • Description: Introduction to the concepts and practices of health informatics. Topics include: a) major applications and commercial vendors; b) decision support methods and technologies; c) analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of healthcare information systems; and d) new opportunities and emerging trends.
  • This course is cross-listed with SI 542 BI 668 in the SI BI department.

HMP669: Database Systems and Internet Applications in Health Care

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: Grad status
  • Description: This course covers relation database theory and database-web systems with applications to health care. The students are expected to develop a working knowledge of design, implementation, administration and maintenance of small to medium relational database systems. The students will also be exposed to current technology for deployment, use and administration of relational databases through the Internet.
  • Syllabus for HMP669

HMP671: Cross-national Comparisons of Aging and Health

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Liang, Jersey
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course examines aging and health within a global context. The focus will be placed primarily on old age support systems in the United States and several other developed nations (e.g., Canada, Germany, Japan, and United Kingdom). Specifically, comparisons across these nations will be made in: (a) population aging and health, (b) acute care, (c) long-term care, and (d) family-based support, and (e) financial security in old age. Population aging and health in developing nations (e.g., China, India) will be reviewed in light of the lessons learned in the developed countries.

HMP674: The Economics of Health Management and Policy II

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Norton, Edward
  • Prerequisites: HMP 660
  • Description: The focus of the course is on how the demand for and supply of health care services interact to yield market outcomes (prices and quantities) in health and health care. The purpose of the course is to give students experience analyzing health management and health policy issues using economic tools.

HMP677: Health Care Organization: An International Perspective

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Liang, Jersey
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status
  • Description: Course examines health care systems in approximately eight developed and developing nations (e.g., United States, Germany, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, and Kenya). Comparisons made in: population health, health care financing and control,health professionals and their patients, health care organization, and health system performance and reform strategies.

HMP680: Special Topics in Health Management and Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1-3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: Lecture, seminars and readings selected on a current or emerging topic or theme in health, management and policy. The specific material and format will vary by semester and instructor.

HMP681: Special Topics in Health Management and Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1-3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Dotson, Ebbin
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Lecture, seminars and readings selected on a current or emerging topic or theme in health, management and policy. The specific material and format will vary by semester and instructor.
  • Learning Objectives: Will vary by topic and instructor.

HMP682: Case Studies in Health Services Administration

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Comstock, Matthew
  • Prerequisites: Second year HMP masters candidate or Perm Instr
  • Description: Analysis of cases dealing with administrative and policy issues in health services, offered as one of two integrative capstone course for persons completing the MHSA or MPH in the Department of Health Management and Policy. The course addresses primarily issues of healthcare delivery, from the perspective of corporate strategy. Emphasis is on student solutions to ill-defined, multi-faceted problems taken from actual situations. Specific competencies developed by the course address both process team work and collaboration to analyze complex issues, presentation skills and contents identifying key business success factors and strategic alternatives for provider organizations and health insurers in various settings.

HMP685: The politics of Public Health Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Greer, Scott Jarman, Holly
  • Prerequisites: Grad Standing
  • Description: Policy requires politics: behind every positive or negative decision governments make, there are elected politicians, politically skilled officials, journalists, and other stakeholders. Understanding the world of politics is crucial to influencing and implementing policies for public health. Indeed, it is impossible to understand public health policy outside of its political context. This class presents the basic institutions and politics of contemporary public health policymaking through studies of institutions and contemporary policy debates. Through analysis of case studies including obesity, state health plans, smoking and pharmaceutical regulation, students will explore the influence of politics on the definitions and decisions of public health issues. They will leave the class with an understanding of how politics explains current public health policymaking debates and an improved ability to understand the politics of major public health policy issues. This class can be taken as an elective, as a BIC requirement, or in fulfillment of the HMP law/politics requirement.

HMP687: Health Care Negotiation

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s):
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Changes in health care require collaboration between disciplines and professionals. Negotiation, a fundamental of organized behavior, is especially challenging in health care because of the large number of stakeholders and the sensitivity around care itself. Conflict management can be achieved through the use of negotiating techniques, with significant economic savings.

HMP689: Seminar on Issues of Long-Term Care Policy and Administration

  • Graduate level
  • term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Fries, Brant E
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600 or equiv - second year preferred
  • Description: This is a seminar evaluating programs that care for the elderly and chronically ill, in both institutional and non-institutional settings. The goal will be to identify patterns of excellence that can serve as models for 21st century care delivery, even beyond long-term care. Using quantitative tools to evaluate existing models and proposed solutions, students will develop managerial skills and critical insights into a variety of current multifaceted issues, many of which have no simple, single solution. The exact topics to be discussed will be determined collaboratively by faculty and students. Students are expected to bring some familiarity with the organization, financing, and delivery of health care in the United States, as well as a basic understanding of organizational design, health policy and financing, strategic planning, and program operations. Students with backgrounds in the clinical professions and gerontology, or with an interest in a specific service such as nursing homes or home care agencies, are particularly welcome.
  • Syllabus for HMP689

HMP690: Readings in Health Management and Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 1-4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status and Perm Instr
  • Description: Directed readings or research on selected topics and problems relevant to health management and policy. May be elected more than once.

HMP693: Mental Health Policy in the United States

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Eisenberg, Daniel
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status
  • Description: The course uses an interactive, seminar format to analyze major policy problems and opportunities related to mental health. The course focuses on two interrelated questions: which programs and policies represent the best investments in mental health for children and youth, and are we making those investments as a society?
  • Syllabus for HMP693

HMP694: MS-HSR Thesis Analysis and Presentation

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: MS-HSR second year degree status
  • Description: The student will produce a thesis, based on independent research (with guidance and mentoring from HMP faculty), to be completed in the second year. The thesis must present original research, as opposed to a literature review or some sort of "thought piece" or opinion statement. The research can involve analysis of primary or secondary data, and the analysis involved can be either qualitative or quantitative. The only requirement is that the thesis involve some sort of data analysis to answer one or more research questions of interest to health services or health policy research.

HMP802: Introduction to Health Services and Policy Research

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Ryan, Andrew
  • Prerequisites: First-year HSOP student or permission of instructor
  • Description: This is a doctoral-level introductory course to health services and policy research. The course involves a general survey of substantive issues in health services and policy research and a critical analysis of theories and research designs that are used to advance knowledge of those issues.
Concentration Competencies that HMP802 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HMP Health Services Organization and Policy PhD Critically evaluate the prior literature in health services organization and policy, including motivation, theory, data quality, methods, results, conclusions, and policy recommendations HMP803-806, HMP802, HMP835
HMP Health Services Organization and Policy PhD Develop research questions grounded in theory to expand knowledge about health services organization and policy HMP803-806, HMP802, HMP835

HMP803: Doctoral Seminar in Health Services and Systems Research I

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Lee, Shoou-Yih Daniel
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: The health services research module will provide an introduction to the philosophy, history, and approaches of health services research and a sample of research topics that have been approached by health services systems researchers.
  • Learning Objectives: Students should gain a better understanding of the content of the field of health services research and the diverse approaches and uses of this research.

HMP804: Doctoral Seminar in Health Services and Systems Research II

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Hutton, David Mendez, David Prosser, Lisa
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: HMP804/Medical Sociology and Organizational Theory Module consists of six 2.5-hour weekly sessions, and it will be conducted as a seminar. Before each session, all students are expected to complete the required reading assignments in preparation for a lively and informed discussion in class. In addition, each student is expected to submit a study log, which should include one's reactions, reflections, and questions for discussion. At each session, there will be a division of labor among students in summarizing the assigned readings and leading a discussion of them. The discussion will center on conceptual, analytical, and applied issues, whereas the instructor will serve as the moderator and a sounding board.
  • Learning Objectives: Students will gain an initial understanding of the sociological and organizational approaches in health services research and public health. In particular, the students will be exposed selected sociological paradigms, analytical methods, and how they are applied to the analysis of population health, health care, and related policy issues.
  • Syllabus for HMP804

HMP805: Doctoral Seminar in Health Services and Systems Research III

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Norton, Edward
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: HMP805 Political Science consists of six 2.5-hour weekly sessions, and it will be conducted as a seminar. Before each session, all students are expected to complete the required reading assignments in preparation for a lively and informed discussion in class. In addition, each student is expected to submit short response papers, which should include one's reactions, reflections, and questions for discussion. At each session, there will be a division of labor among students in summarizing the assigned readings and leading a discussion of them. The discussion will center on conceptual, analytical, and applied issues, whereas the instructor will serve as the moderator and a sounding board.
  • Learning Objectives: Students will gain an initial understanding of political science's place in understanding health policies. In particular, the students will be exposed to key political issues influencing health policy and the manners in which political scientists discuss and study them.

HMP806: Doctoral Seminar in Health Services and Systems Research IV

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Norton, Edward
  • Last offered Winter, 2018
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: The economics module will provide an introduction to economic reasoning and methods and a sample of research topics that have been approached by economists working on health and health care. Readings will be a mix of classic papers and recent papers that illustrate this approach yet are accessible to both economists and students training in other disciplines.
  • Learning Objectives: Students should gain a better understanding of the role economics has played in health services research and public health and be able to identify how the approaches and questions addressed by economists compare to those taken by researchers specializing in other social science disciplines.
  • Syllabus for HMP806

HMP809: Logic and Methods of Medical Care Research(Psych 809)

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Lee, Shoou-Yih Daniel
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Principles of the scientific method and the logic of the research process. The logic and methodologies of problem formulation, development of hypotheses and objectives, research design, sampling, operationalism and measurement, coding and analysis strategies. Primarily for doctoral students in Health Services Organization and Policy.
Concentration Competencies that HMP809 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HMP Health Services Organization and Policy PhD Create a rigorous study design to test the research questions posed and to understand the strengths and limitations of that study design HMP826, HMP809, HMP835, HMP809

HMP815: Readings in Medical Care

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer term(s)
  • 1-4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Liang, Jersey
  • Prerequisites: Perm Instr
  • Description: Directed readings in special areas. May be elected more than once. Primarily for doctoral students in Health Services Organization and Policy.

HMP826: Applied Econometrics in Health Services Research

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Norton, Edward
  • Prerequisites: Econ571 or equivalent
  • Description: Application of advanced econometric methods to health services research. Focuses on categorical data analysis, simultaneous equations, nonlinear expenditure models, duration models, and specification tests. Students will apply these techniques in weekly problems sets and an empirical term paper.
  • Syllabus for HMP826
Concentration Competencies that HMP826 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HMP Health Services Organization and Policy PhD Create a rigorous study design to test the research questions posed and to understand the strengths and limitations of that study design HMP826, HMP809, HMP835, HMP809
HMP Health Services Organization and Policy PhD Apply advanced quantitative and/or qualitative methods appropriate for health services organization and policy research appropriately in one's own research HMP826, HMP835
HMP Health Services Organization and Policy PhD Disseminate rigorous research findings through clear, persuasive written and oral communication to both peers and non-technical audiences. HMP826, HMP835

HMP827: Advanced Seminar in Health Care Economics

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): McCullough, Jeffrey
  • Prerequisites: Econ 501 and Perm Instr
  • Description: Analysis of the application of advanced economic theory to problems in the health services field. Focuses on several health economics issues, including topics of current policy interest as well as topics for which the application of economic theory has been more fully explored, Classes will include a general discussion of the appropriate economic theory and empirical evidence and a critical review of the relevant health economics literature. Students must read approximately 30-40 articles and write several short papers.

HMP833: Research Topics in Sociology and Health Care Organization

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: HMP doctoral students or P.I.
  • Description: HSOP Program requirements. A topic in sociology and health care organization-policy is selected each term for detailed critical, theoretical, and methodological analysis leading to development, in class, of propositions aimed at advancing scientific status of the area of inquiry. Analysis and development of content follows logic of the research paradigm. Required of students with a sociology cognate in the doctoral program in Health Services Organization and Policy

HMP835: Research Practicum

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 3-6 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: HMP 809, Perm Instr
  • Description: The purpose of this course is to allow each student, early in his or her doctoral career, to gain experience in the actual performance of health services research. The experience will enable students to build sound research skills and to gain knowledge of the nature of inquiry in their discipline as well as in the field of health services research. Each student in the HSOP program is expected to elect a total of 6 credits in HMP 835.
Concentration Competencies that HMP835 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HMP Health Services Organization and Policy PhD Critically evaluate the prior literature in health services organization and policy, including motivation, theory, data quality, methods, results, conclusions, and policy recommendations HMP803-806, HMP802, HMP835
HMP Health Services Organization and Policy PhD Develop research questions grounded in theory to expand knowledge about health services organization and policy HMP803-806, HMP802, HMP835
HMP Health Services Organization and Policy PhD Create a rigorous study design to test the research questions posed and to understand the strengths and limitations of that study design HMP826, HMP809, HMP835, HMP809
HMP Health Services Organization and Policy PhD Apply advanced quantitative and/or qualitative methods appropriate for health services organization and policy research appropriately in one's own research HMP826, HMP835
HMP Health Services Organization and Policy PhD Disseminate rigorous research findings through clear, persuasive written and oral communication to both peers and non-technical audiences. HMP826, HMP835

HMP990: Dissertation/Precandidates

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer term(s)
  • 1-8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Election for dissertation work by doctoral students not yet admitted to status as candidate.

HMP995: Dissertation Research for Doctorate in Philosophy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer term(s)
  • 8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Election for dissertation work by doctoral students admitted as candidates

PUBHLTH513: Public Health Systems, Policy and Management

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Rubyan, Michael
  • Prerequisites: SPH MPH Students Only
  • This course is Both Residential and Online MPH
  • Description: This course will introduce students to the public health system, public health policy development, and fundamental management concepts for managing public health organizations. Topics covered include organization, financing and history of public health, public health policy-making, advocacy, and basic principles of finance and human resource management in public health organizations.
  • Learning Objectives: (1) Students should be able to describe how public health and health care are organized and financed in the United States. (2) Students should be able to provide a brief history of public health. (3) Students should be able to explain key aspects of health care reform. (4) Students should be able to describe the core functions of public health and the 10 Essential Services. (5) Students should be able to describe the importance of financial and human resource management in public health and health care organizations (6) Students should be able to apply negotiation and mediation skills to address interpersonal and interorganizational challenges. (7) Students should be able to discuss the format and use of different types of budgets, prepare simple operating budgets and conduct variance analysis. (8) Students should be able to discuss the public health policy-making process. (9) Students should be able to describe the role of ethics in policy making. (10) Students should be able to advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations. (11) Students should be able to propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes. (12) Students should be able to write and deliver effective testimony.
  • This course required for the school-wide core curriculum

PUBHLTH626: Understanding and Improving the US Healthcare System

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Farris, Karen Goold, Susan
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: Provides an asynchronous, engaging, and interactive way to understand the U.S. healthcare system and gain insight about the system. This online course requires assigned course work and attendance a 90-minute in-person group session during weeks 4-5 of the course. Registration for group session is required early in the course.

PUBHLTH796: Special Topics in Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 1-5 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This course will be used by faculty members to teach special or emerging topics related to Public Health. The specific material and format will vary by semester and instructor.
  • Learning Objectives: Will vary by topic and instructor.